Thursday, July 30, 2015

Altered Pages: Marie Antoinette Falls for Halloween

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya.  It is hard to believe that fall and cooler weather is right around the corner but I am here to share some rolodex cards using some Halloween and Fall printables  with Marie Antoinette thrown in for fun and some leftover cardstock from previous Mailbox Muse kits.

For more photos and info please check out my blog post over at Altered Pages.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Little Book of Ice Cold Drinks

Hi everyone! I am here to share a drink recipe book I created using an assortment of  Canvas Corp products along with the Mixology collection and Tattered Angels mist.

First I started with an empty Oreo Box which I will use as the cover for my recipe album.

I carefully opened the box up, measure and cut to 6 3/4"x11 3/4". The front and back cover should measure 6 3/4"x5 1/8" and the spine should measures 6 3/4'x1 5/8". 

Next I cut two pieces Turquoise and White Damask Reverse cardstock about a 1/2" larger on three of the sides. Center and adhere each piece on either side of the spine.

Cut a small notice out of each corner of the overlapping cardstock, fold and glue to the inside.

Next measure and cut a 8"x3 1/4" piece of Green Burlap, center and adhere to the spine. The extra burlap glue to the inside of spine. 

I added ric rac to the exposes edges of the burlap, cut the ice cold drink sentiment from the Happy Hour Sayings on White cardstock and glued to the cover. "My little book of" sentiment is a combination of stickers and the computer. The glass of water with lemon is fussy cut from the Lemonade and Sweet Ice Tea Sayings on white Cardstock and a touch of both Marigold and Aquamarine watered down and lightly painted on the image. On the inside covers I adhered two 10" pieces of seam binding and then I cut to fit on the inside two pieces of Red and White Mini Dot Reverse cardstock. I finished off the cover  with two buttons and a red gem.

For the inside pages I used a combination of different cardstocks and Paper Bags to create three signatures with six papers per signature.

I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the inside of the spine. I measured every 1/2" across and punched 3 small holes a 1 1/2" a part at each 1/2" section for a total of nine holes. Then I sewed each signature into place.

Next I adhered the sewn signatures to the inside spine. Now for the fun part decorating and adding recipes! :-)

I used Journal Lines on White Cardstock to write most of the recipes on.

The pull out is a Mixology Recipe Card and I used a variety of  Mixology products and other Canvas Corp cardstock through out the album.

I thought the Farmhouse Market on Ivory cardstock was a perfect addition. I fussy cut the fruit out and painted with the following glimmer mists: Rum Punch, Moss, Crushed ShellsMarigold and Peach Delight (discontinued).

Also with the leftover scraps of cardstock I added a decorative punched edge and adhered to the paperbag to make a tuck spot to add more recipes.

I still have blank pages to add more recipes but wanted to share what I have finished. If you have any questions about the recipe album please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairy Tale Coffee Filter Album Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! I am here to share a sneak peak of my altered coffee filter album project for the new Fairy Tale Royalty Summer Mailbox Muse kit. There is a handout in each kit that gives ideas on projects you can create and a link to a video too. So many yummy and fun items to play with.
Be sure to hop on over to the Altered Pages site and get your kit today!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone! I am back with part two of my Christmas ornaments that I created from the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel. I used the following Tattered Angels glimmer and Chalkboard mist: Crushed ShellsOlive Vine, Rum Punch and Monolith which I spritzed each color into bowls and added a couple of drops of water to each one. I then painted each of the images I selected from the fabric panel. I let each one dry.

I then fussy cut each image out.

I cut a 6 inch piece of Natural Jute for each ornament which I folded and placed on the back side of the ornament and then I applied Mod Podge to the back and placed the Lime Green Canvas over that and let dry. Once dry I fussy cut around the image of the ornament.

I then applied more Mod Podge to the front and back of the ornament and let dry. This seals and keeps it from fraying.

I used scraps from the following cardstocks: Red and White Mini Dot Reverse, Lime Green and White Dot Reverse, Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe and Red and Green Pin Dot on White cardstocks to decorate some of the ornaments with.

I love this little reindeer with his fancy collar and bow tie. I can hear the song...Ruldoph with your nose so bright :-)

This ornament I actually cut two different images out and put together. I love the way it turned out.

There you have it six different ornaments ready when December gets here to put on the tree or add to packages. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Old Time Farmhouse Christmas

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is only 6 more months and Christmas will be here?!?! Yep, I said the "C" word and in July too. Eek! But I have found out if I don't start creating some of the things now for Christmas most of the time it won't get finished since I am so busy with family get togethers, shopping, wrapping presents,etc. and that makes for one insane and crazy gal meaning me. 
So I am here to share a 300 count matchbox I altered using the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel and cardstock from Canvas Corp. The panel I received is an assortment of different old time country farm images. I chose the sled image since it was the perfect size for the top of the matchbox. I spritzed some Tattered Angels Crushed Shells glimmer mist into a bowl and added a couple drops of water to it. Mixed and then painted the sled and once dry I fussy cut out.

Next I used the following cardstock: Tan and Ivory French Script and Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe to cover the outside and inside of the matchbox.

I added ivory colors trim to both ends, along with buttons, flat back pearls and sequins.

The silver snowflake ornament I bought in a pack but found out when I got home one of the ends of it was cut off. Instead of throwing it away I was able to still use it by covering up the damaged end with the sled and other decorative pieces of thread, tulle, paper holly leaves and such.

The holly leaves I used the Holly and Berries #6 diecut and cut from Lime Green and White Dot Reverse cardstock which I inked and shaped before adhering to the corner of the sled along with another mini snowflake ornament. I also used the Flocked Ivory Damask on White paper for the banner and I wrapped around the center of the matchbox to add a touch old time vintage charm.

There you have it one project finished and ready for Christmas. :-) Be sure to stop back by my blog Friday because I will be sharing what I did with the other half of the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel I received. ;-) Also if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wedding Bliss

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album I created for a friend to give as a wedding gift. The colors of the wedding are a mix of mint green, pink, gold, cream and it also had to have a vintage feel to it.
The wooden frame I have had it for several years and finally found a use for it. I painted it with Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Ivory. This I used as the cover for the album. I used several different embellishments I had on hand. I so loved how the cover looks. 

I cut from both of the following collections:  7 Gypsies: Harmony and My Mind's Eye: On Trend...12 pages...some I mounted to mat board with the Album Cover and Page diecut. I also used the Scalloped Envelope and Large Scalloped Square (both retired Sizzix) from Stamping' Up. The Scallop Square was used as the back cover for the album.

I LOVE the dress form and how it turned out! I fussy cut that from the Harmony Collection and bunched up tulle which I tied off with thread and embellished with a tiny flower and a tiny heart shaped gem.

There are several pockets and tuck spots which I stamped tags with the Happy Ever After stamp set.

I used Small Antique Silver Rings to attach all of the pages together and finished off with ribbon and lace.

Here is a short video that shows all of the pages. :-)

There you have it. I am really please with how it turned out.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

America the Beautiful

Hi everyone! I want to share a card I created for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  I started out with a 4 1/2"x5 3/4" of8 lb Ivory Cardstock which I spritzed with the following: Rum Punch and True Turquoise Glimmer Mists and Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. The Aqua Plain Jane Stained Glass I spattered and used a lid to make designs on the cardstock.

Once dry I embossed and rubbed a brown chalk ink over the raised images to bring out the words. Plus I was looking for a faded and time worn look.

I cut and folded the Navy and Kraft Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock to make a 6"x6" cardbase. Adhere a 2"x4" piece of  Red and White Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock to base. Also you can either adhered lace to the embossed image or if you have a "lace punch" you can punch from the 8 lb Ivory Cardstock.

Added pop dots and blue thread to the back of the embossed image and then adhere to the base of the card.

Next fussy cut the Statue of Liberty from the Bon Voyage on Ivory Cardstock. Spray a small amount of Monolith Chalkboard Glimmer Mist into a bowl. Add a little water and then paint the entire Statue of Liberty and once dry glue to the corner of the embossed image. Since I couldn't find the right sentiment for my card. I printed it from the computer. I distressed, cut both ends to create a banner, adhered on top of a strip of Red and White Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock and finished off with sequins and Dew Drops.

If you have any questions about this card please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!